On July 21, 2005, John William “Long John” Baldry, died aged 64. Being blues singer and a voice actor, he has worked with many famous musicians, including Kathi McDonald, Rod Stewart and Elton John.
On June 6, 2006, William Everett “Billy” Preston, died aged 59. Being excellent keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ, the Grammy-winning artist has collaborated with some of the greatest names in the modern music history, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Little Richard, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. Preston also had a successful solo career, his best known songs include “That’s the way God planned it”, “Outa-Space”, “Will it go round in circles”, “Space race”, and “Nothing from nothing”.
On April 29, 1983, Michael “Mick” Ronson died aged 47. Being guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, he is best known for his work with David Bowie, as one of the Spiders from Mars. Ronson have worked with Ian Hunter. Morrissey, Van Morrison, Slaughter & The Dogs, The Wildhearts, The Rich Kids, Elton John, Johnny Cougar and T-Bone Burnett. Ronson also co-produced Lou Reed’s album “Transformer” and released several solo albums, “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” is his best known and most successful solo project. In 2003 he was named the 64th greatest guitarist of all time by “Rolling Stone” and 41st in 2012 by the same magazine.
On March 30, 2013, Phillip “Phil” Ramone died aged 79. South African born, lived and worked in US, he was recording engineer, record producer, violinist and composer. In 1958, together with Jack Arnold he founded the recording studio “A & R Recording, Inc.” later became record company. Ramone is regarded as one of the most successful music producers ever, with 14 “Grammy” awards and cooperation with names such as Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Elton John and Paul McCartney. He is also known as producer of the first major commercial release on CD, Billy Joel’s 1982 album “52nd Street”.
“A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen” is a concert video filmed in 2013 at the “MusiCares Person of the Year” ceremony to honor and pay tribute to musician Bruce Springsteen for his artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy. The ceremony was hosted by Jon Stewart and features performances by musicians who have long been fans and admirers of Springsteen’s body of work. Springsteen and the E Street Band concluded the ceremony with their own performance. The video is directed by Leon Knoles.
- Adam Raised a Cain – performed by Alabama Shakes
- Because the Night – performed by Patti Smith
- Atlantic City – performed by Natalie Maines, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
- American Land – performed by Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys
- My City of Ruins – performed by Mavis Staples and Zac Brown
- I’m on Fire – performed by Mumford and Sons
- American Skin (41 Shots) -performed by Jackson Browne and Tom Morello
- My Hometown – performed by Emmylou Harris
- One Step Up – performed by Kenny Chesney
- Streets of Philadelphia – performed by Elton John
- Hungry Heart – performed by Juanes
- Tougher Than the Rest – performed by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
- The Ghost of Tom Joad – performed by Jim James and Tom Morello
- Dancing in the Dark – performed by John Legend
- Lonesome Day – performed by Sting
- Born in the U.S.A. – performed by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
- We Take Care of Our Own – performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
- Death to My Hometown – performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
- Thunder Road – performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
- Born to Run – performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
- Glory Days – performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
The set is released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital download through “Columbia” label.
Originally released in 1973, the double album ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ is one of the great albums in the Rock’n’Roll history. The new 40th anniversary limited edition box set comes as 4 CD / 1 DVD box set with a hardback book, the original recordings, a previously unavailable and the legendary concert at the London Hammersmith Odeon and new cover versions by Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imedla May, John Grant, Miguel featuring Wale, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band.